15 Examples of Wedding Thank You Card Wording

Congratulations on your wedding! Now it’s time to thank your wedding guests for the gifts.

Below the tips, you will find sample thank you messages to help get you started if you are not sure what to say.

For weddings, I highly recommend handwritten thank-you notes. 

Tips for Writing Wedding Thank You Notes

Here are some tips that will make writing your wedding thank-you notes easier. 

  • Be organized when opening your gifts. Make a list of who gave you each gift. Use a printable gift list tracker. 
  • Keep your address list from when you wrote out the invitations. This should help make it easier to address the envelopes. 
  • Do not try to write all the notes at one time if you have a lot (more than 10) to write. Try to get them all done within one week. Some families may notice if one person got a thank-you and the other didn’t.
  • Be specific in your note and name the gift; otherwise, people will think you do not know what you gave to them. If you don’t remember, still write the note, thanking them for the “gift.” That is better than no note at all. 
  • For money gifts, you do not need to mention the amount.
  • Write the notes as soon as possible after the wedding and honeymoon. It’s better to write them and get them done than to let the task linger for months.
  • If you do not write notes promptly, some people will begin to think you are lazy or ungrateful, or both.
  • Decide to make it fun. Pick out cute thank you cards or make a custom card using a photo from the wedding. Or order thank you note cards that match your invitations. 
  • Read this post about how to write 100 notes without feeling overwhelmed.
  • If a person came to the wedding but did not give a gift, you do not need to thank them for coming with a note. However, you can if you want to. Or you may want to if they came from a considerable distance to attend.
  • Both husband and wife can write the notes. Regardless of who writes the letter, sign both of your names.

Generic Wedding Thank You Card Message

Ideally, you will thank people for the specific gift that they give you. If you didn’t make a list, you’re probably struggling to remember who gave you which gift. So, here are some generic ways to say thank you for wedding gifts.

  1. Thank you for the wedding gift and for coming to the wedding. 
  2. We appreciate the wedding gift. Thank you!
  3. Oops! We forgot to make a list. Thanks for coming to the wedding and for any gifts. 
  4. Thank you for attending our wedding and for the gift! We enjoyed visiting with you at the reception. 
  5. Thank you for being part of our special day! Also, thanks for the gift. 

Wedding Thank You Note Example Messages

Examples to thank the pastor that officiated the wedding can be found here.

Along with saying thank you for the wedding gift, you can also thank people for coming. 

#1 Thank you for coming to our wedding. Also, we appreciate the crystal vase. Fresh flowers will look beautiful in it.

#2 We were surprised to get the gift card to the pet store! We will enjoy using it for a new climbing tower for the cats. Thanks for sharing our big day with us!

#3 We were delighted that you could come to the wedding. Thank you for your generous gift. We will use it towards a new couch. We will have you over for a visit once we have it.

Wedding thank you note example
Handwritten Wedding Thank You Note

#4 We were delighted to see you at the wedding! We appreciate the distance you traveled to be able to attend. The new cookware will be put to good use. Thank You!

#5 Thank you for attending our wedding. We enjoyed visiting with you at the reception. We also appreciate the three books on managing money. As newlyweds, we need all the financial tips we can get!

#6 The steak knives you gave us for our wedding are lovely. We love to grill steak on the weekends. We will have you over to use the knives this summer! Thank you for coming to the wedding.

Wedding Thank You Card Wording for Someone Who Didn’t Attend

Sometimes you may receive gifts from people who could not attend the wedding or were not invited. Here are some sample messages. 

#1 The picture frame is beautiful. Thank you for sending it. We are sorry to hear that you cannot make it to the wedding. Our wedding photo is going to look great in that frame!

#2 Thank you for the wedding gift and card. We appreciate your generosity and will use it towards new furniture. We missed having you at the wedding. 

#3 Thank you for sending us the Kitchen Aid mixer for our wedding. It’s a beautiful addition to our kitchen. Ted loves to bake. 

#4 We thank you for mailing us a wedding gift! Thank you for the cutting board. We are grateful for practical gifts as we start our lives together. 

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Author: Heidi Bender

Title: Writer

Expertise: Thank You Notes


Heidi Bender is a writer and author who founded Tons of Thanks. She aims to help people write thank-you notes by providing examples and tips. She is the author of She is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes.